Waddilove History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Waddilove surname is a habitational name thought to have been taken on from the since lost place, Wadlow in Toddington, Bedfordshire. This place named in turn, is derived from the Old English personal name Wada, and the Old English "hlaw," meaning a "hill," or a "barrow."

Early Origins of the Waddilove family

The surname Waddilove was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1212 when John de Wadelaw held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Waddilove family

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Waddilove Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Waddilove has been recorded under many different variations, including Wadlow, Waterlow, Waddilove, Waddley, Wadleigh, Wadylove, Waddilow, Waddelow, Waddilove, Waddiloe, Wadiloe and many more.

Early Notables of the Waddilove family (pre 1700)

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Australia Waddilove migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Waddilove Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Waddilove, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 3rd November 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Waddilove (post 1700) +

  • Robert Darley Waddilove (1736-1828), English divine, Dean of Ripon, son of Abel Darley of Boroughbridge; he assumed the surname after inheriting landed property at Boroughbridge from his uncle, Robert Waddilove, president of Bernard's Inn [2]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora
  2. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 Jan. 2019


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